Placing ‘Wayfaring Encounters’ in the context of selections of Tim Ingold’s thinking from Lines (2007), Search and Search again (2018), Making (2013) and Being Alive (2011), this event navigates the space between thinking, doing and being. ‘Wayfaring Encounters’ is a developing practice of embodied precision that we will situate in the context of Ingold’s body of research, generously articulating and evoking a felt understanding of the creative process of being human with, in and as the world.
Ingold states; ‘I acquired a certain manner of carrying on, of combining movement and attention, which I have come to call Wayfaring’, and ‘The Wayfarer sustains himself through actively engaging with the country that opens up along the path, the traveller and his line are one and the same’ (from Lines, 2007)
‘Every Being is instantiated in the world as a path of movement along a way of life.’ (from Being Alive 2011)
Suppose the self and self in relationship are a DIY project we are constantly constructing, what do we build together, how do we compose the spaces and places we inhabit, how do we respond to each other?
This event led by Dog Kennel Hill, is part of You Can Probably Turn this into Something; an installation exhibition that presents a web of practice materials, objects, instructions to participate, and performance documents from the last 10 years of Dog Kennel Hill Projects practices. Within a specifically designed landscape of objects and video, audio and text documents, we invite audiences to dig around the ever evolving worlds that have been inhabited through our research investigations and notice how their own choices of attention and position might allow them to turn it into ‘something’.
Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology and was Head of the School of Social Science (2008-11) at the University of Aberdeen. He has carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written extensively on comparative questions of environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, as well as on evolutionary theory in anthropology, biology and history, on the role of animals in human society, and on issues in human ecology.